Torture is a Crime

The release of a Senate’s report summary on CIA torture once again makes crystal clear that the US government used torture. Demand accountability!

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June 26, 2013

A 35-year-old Iraqi Kurd, Hazem Saber Ibrahim Qader, has been held incommunicado in Iraq’s Kurdistan region since 17 June, and is believed to be at risk of torture.

June 21, 2013

Suhaib Hassan Swaidan was arrested on May 23 while volunteering with an ambulance crew. His brother, Abdullah, was arrested on 9 May. Both have been held incommunicado since their arrests.

June 21, 2013

A lawyer in Karachaevo-Cherkessia (North Caucasus, Russia) is being unlawfully denied access to a client held incommunicado, and is receiving threats.

June 14, 2013

Bangladeshi opposition activist Anwarul Islam Masum was allegedly abducted by police officers on 4 April. The police deny it. He is at risk of torture or extrajudicial execution.